Q: re: BQ standards circa 1994 (Read 243 times)

Prince of Fatness

    SubDood, I was just poking fun at a different dumbass.


    Is that the same dumbass that WG was mocking?  If so then I concur.



      No. Now it is actually 3:05:00.


      He was 29 years old when he ran it in 2004. It would put him in the 35-39 catagory now which= 3:10 flat and below or 3:09.999999. That is what I was connecting.


      You are correct in that the 18-34 year old time NOW is 3:05 flat or below

        5k  = 19.48 10/1/13

      10k  = 45.28 4/16/13

      Half Marathon = 1:38.53  Summer Sizzle 7/13/14

      Operation Jack Marathon 12/26/12  4:39.11

      Solo O Marathon 06/02/13  3:52:10

      Operation Jack Marathon 12/26/13 3:40.34

        Just to be clear, I am currently a 47 year old dumbass. I was 29 in 1994 when I ran the race in question.


          The qualifying times were the same from 1990 through 2003. The 59 second "rule" likely existed even.


          The other unwritten rule that the BAA didn't publicize was that until fairly recently if you were very close to the qualifying time and just applied anyway and wrote a sob story about how you lost a minute at the start or because your shoe came untied or whatever, they would always let you in. So odds are your 3:11 could have gotten you in if you'd wanted it to.


          Sure, but getting in is not equal to qualifying. Joking


          The best excuse is "I already bought Boston jacket."

          Consistently Slow

            When I ran it (in 1994), I didn't know about Boston qualifying times, what they were, that I even had a chance, or that it might mean something to me years later. For that, I may be a dumbass. But I can do math (and English)!

            I have no clue as to whether or not there was cut off in1994. 2011 the cutoff was1:15 seconds under BQ time. 3:11:59 with a 1:00 cutoff leaves you :61 short. 3:10:00 to get in.

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